Title: 'Women and religion: a woman's place is....' organised by the Chaplains to UCL, The Reverend Philippa A Turner and The Reverend Jenny Welsh
Type of event: Evening panel discussion
Overview: All are invited to a panel discussion on 'Women and Religion: A Woman's Place is in the...' Come along, whatever your faith or none, to hear a panel of excellent speakers, all women leaders in faith communities, discuss what it means to be a woman in a position of leadership with the joys and challenges that it brings.
Panel members include:
Dr Zaza Johnson Elsheikh,
qualified as a Medical Doctor from UCL in 1994 and as a Solicitor in 2004. She is a Commercial, Workplace and Family Mediator and has a strong commitment to improving the levels of engagement within ethnic and religious communities. She is the founder of two charities: Converge, a family conflict resolution service, and BIMA, an international multi-faith association of mediatiors and arbitratiors.
Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers is a member of the Rabbinic team at West London Synagogue where she is responsible for interfaith dialogue. She has just returned to work from maternity leave and is trying to re-balance her life. She is one of the first Rabbis to have grown up knowing only woman Rabbi's in the pulpit.
The Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin is vicar of the United Benefice of Holy Trinity with St Philip, Dalston, and All Saints, Haggerston, Speaker's Chaplain in the House of Commons, a Priest Vicar at Westminster Abbey and Chaplain to the Queen. She is also on General Synod and was among the first women ordained to the priesthood in the Church of England in 1994.
The panel discussion will be chaired by Professor Anthony Finkelstein, UCL's Race, Religion and Belief Equality Champion, and will be followed by an opportunity for questions.
Participants: This event is open to UCL staff, students and the general public.
Date, Time and Venue: Tuesday 26 February, 6-8pm, Room 1.03, Malet Place, Engineering building. A map can be found here.